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Government Information Sources: Indexes&Catalogs

Guide to finding, using, and citing government information at the federal, state, and local levels

Indexes and catalogs of U.S. government publications

These selected resources index or list U.S. government information in various formats. Once you find a publication you are interested in, you can look for it in Lovejoy Library using the instructions in the "Home" tab in the box "Finding U.S. government publications in Lovejoy Library...".

indexes and catalogs

1774-1881 Poore, Benjamin Perley. A descriptive catalogue of the government publications of the United States, September 5, 1774-March 4, 1881.
SIUE US Document Index GP3.2:P74.
Also online.
1789-1909 Checklist of United States public documents 1789-1909: Congressional: to close of Sixtieth Congress; departmental: to end of calendar year 1909.
SIUE US Document Index GP3.2:789-909/.
Also online: Internet Archive, University of North Texas, Google Books, and
1881-1893 Ames, John. Comprehensive Index to the Publications of the United States Government, 1881-1893.
SIUE US Document Index I 15.2:In2/2-3. (We hold Volume 2 only.)
Also online: both volumes, Volume 1, Volume 2
1893-1940 Catalogue of the Public Documents of the […] Congress and of All Departments of the Government of the United States.
SIUE US Document Index GP3.6: (We hold the entire set, 1893-1940, Vol. 1-25.)
Many volumes available from Google Books.
1900-1971 Cumulative Subject Index to the Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications 1900-1971.
SIUE US Document Index Z1223 .A18 1900-71
1902-2004 Monthly Catalog.
This print publication is the precursor to the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. The University of Illinois has digitized most volumes 1895-1970.
SIUE US Document Index Z1223 .A18  (We hold most volumes, 1902-2004.)
July 1976- Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.
Most comprehensive catalog of U.S. government publications. More than 500,000 records; all formats; updated daily. Lovejoy Library holds many, but not all, of the publications in this catalog.
GPO, from OCLC, is a commercial version of this database.
various WorldCat.
This database provides records of almost 44,000 libraries in 86 countries, including many historical and current government publications.